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Dec 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM By McKay Jenkins

What s Gotten into Us is a deep, remarkable, and empowering investigation into the threats biological and environmental that chemicals now present in our daily lives Do you know what chemicals are in your shampoo How about your cosmetics Do you know what s in the plastic water bottles you drink from, or the weed killer in your garage, or your children s pajamas If youWhat s Gotten into Us is a deep, remarkable, and empowering investigation into the threats biological and environmental that chemicals now present in our daily lives Do you know what chemicals are in your shampoo How about your cosmetics Do you know what s in the plastic water bottles you drink from, or the weed killer in your garage, or your children s pajamas If you re like most of us, the answer is probably no But you also probably figured that most of these products were safe, and that someone the manufacturers, the government was looking out for you The truth might surprise you.After experiencing a health scare of his own, journalist McKay Jenkins set out to discover the truth about toxic chemicals, our alarming levels of exposure, and our government s utter failure to regulate them effectively What s Gotten into Us reveals how dangerous, and how common, toxins are in the most ordinary things, and in the most familiar of places Our water Thanks to suburban sprawl and agricultural runoff, 97 percent of our nation s rivers and streams are now contaminated with everything from herbicides to pharmaceutical drugs Our bodies High levels of hormone disrupting chemicals from cosmetics, flame retardants from clothing and furniture, even long banned substances like DDT and lead, are consistently showing up in human blood samples Our homes Many toxins lurk beneath our sinks and in our basements, of course, but did you know that they re also found in wall to wall carpeting, plywood, and fabric softeners Our yards Pesticides, fungicides, even common fertilizers there are enormous, unseen costs to our national obsession with green, weed free lawns What s Gotten Into Us is much than a wake up call It offers numerous practical ways for us to regain some control over our lives, to make our own personal worlds a little less toxic Inside, you ll find ideas to help you make informed decisions about the products you buy, and to disentangle yourself from unhealthy products you don t need so that you and your family can start living healthier lives now, and in the years to come Because, as this book shows, what you don t know can hurt you.
  • Title: What's Gotten into Us?: Staying Healthy in a Toxic World
  • Author: McKay Jenkins
  • ISBN: 9781400068036
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Hardcover

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Shivraj Rath Dec 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM
Eye opener. Felt like I was living in a toxic chemical factory all these years.
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Kelly Summers Dec 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM
Very interesting and somewhat frightening book. Makes me think about moving out of a country that allows business to essentially control the government. :/
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Sara Dec 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM
Horrifying. You're in for a nightmare/wake-up call reading this one. I have no regrets and I'm glad I'm more informed now as a consumer. If you have children or if you really care about living a healthy life style, drop the plastics and the synthetics and the pesticides.If you want to make smart decisions that could end up saving you a trip to the doctor, even save you from potential cancers, please read this book. It is a shocker how much we are bombarded by chemicals that have not been tested, [...]
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Emily Dec 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM
#22: A book that scares you.Read this book and you will never again walk through Wal-Mart or Home Depot without a sense of fear, knowing that the shelves are stocked with products that are slowly killing you. It's horribly depressing knowing just how bad the situation is, and it's even more depressing to learn that our government doesn't really give a shit about the wellbeing of U.S. citizens, especially when it would interfere with large corporations losing money. If you need me, I'll be I'll b [...]
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Jess Dollar Dec 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM
Scary. You know as you read this book that's it's really important that you forget some of it when you are done. There is only so much that we can do to reduce our exposure to toxins in our environments. This is a 1-2 day read and is very easy to understand. I liked the approach of talking about things in categories: the big box store (shampoos, lotions, cosmetics, particle board furniture, paint, cleaning supplies, etc), the tap, the home, the body, and the lawn. Gave concrete guidelines for wa [...]
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Linda Dec 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM
Scared and informed me. Made me do an 11pm raid of the kids cups in the cupboard. What I learned - don't drink from recycle no. 3, 6 or 7. I threw out only three cups and still worried. This book is a bit more detailed than I am used to reading, but the author is a college professor. This felt like a book I would have to read in college, but good. I really like the appendix with hands-on answers for how to make a healthier environment for your home and life. Thank goodness for that part. I recom [...]
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Michaela Dec 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM
So good.This book completely opened my eyes to so many disturbing ideas, but particularly the idea that we, the consumers, are responsible for ensuring the safety of anything we come in contact with: shampoo, cleaning products, nail polish, water and more. And the repercussions for not taking that responsibility might be huge.Although we may not all agree that using the wrong waterbottle causes cancer, but we can all agree that it would be bad if our water bottle did cause cancer. Jenkins' messa [...]
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Aidan Dec 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM
Certainly alarming, but I wouldn't call it "alarmist." Since the author is local, this hit home especially hard for me. While I've already been working to remove chemicals from my home by selectively buying cleaning and personal care products, it was a bit startling to realize how much chemical exposure can still be out of my (all of our) control. Thus, the sections regarding legal challenges to the chemical industry were encouraging. The author knows his stuff, and the appendices and guides at [...]
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The Librarian Dec 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM
Jenkins made a potentially heavy topic with lots of scientific and medically terminology into a very accessible, interesting (and frightening) read. I highly recommend reading this if you are even remotely concerned about the chemicals that are going into our bodies - often unknowingly. The author included a very helpful appendix of info, agencies, and websites as well.
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Cal Dec 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM
This book is terrifying! Everyone should read it or something like it. One star docked because I think it should have provided a little more guidance on how to change our lifestyles. It mentioned a few things, but after how hopeless the book left me feeling, it would have been good to be given at least a few more tools.
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Donna Dec 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM
We are full of an amazing amount of stuff that doesn't belong. People living in relatively pristine areas of Maine test high for bisphenol-A, pthalates, and other nasty stuff. Why?? Pretty depressing research but he does end the book with some good suggestions.
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Rachel Taylor Dec 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM
My professor wrote this book and I love it. It's so informative and really made me think about my supposedly "clean" and "healthy" lifestyle. If everyone read it we would all have a chance of obtaining a healthier and cleaner lifestyle.
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Jay Resnick Dec 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM
Very well-written and documented book that both scared the crap out of me, and helped me understand what my daughter does as an epidemiologist. The lack of any meaningful regulation for the vast array of chemical products in our economy is astounding.
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Kate Dec 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM
Paused after introduction, waiting to finish some other books before resuming.
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Justin Dec 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM
While the author obviously cared/researched the actionable items are buried and hard to find
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Kate Dec 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM
One of the most important books I've read in a long time.
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Kendra Acker Dec 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM
A must-read. This book changed the way I shop, what I choose to put into and onto my body, and so much more. I read it in a matter of two days because I couldn't put it down.
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Sheila Dec 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM
Very interesting book that gives you many tips on eliminating toxins in your home. I recommend it.
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What's Gotten into Us?: Staying Healthy in a Toxic World By McKay Jenkins What s Gotten into Us is a deep, remarkable, and empowering investigation into the threats biological and environmental that chemicals now present in our daily lives Do you know what chemicals are in your shampoo How about your cosmetics Do you know what s in the plastic water bottles you drink from, or the weed killer in your garage, or your children s pajamas If youWhat s Gotten into Us is a deep, remarkable, and empowering investigation into the threats biological and environmental that chemicals now present in our daily lives Do you know what chemicals are in your shampoo How about your cosmetics Do you know what s in the plastic water bottles you drink from, or the weed killer in your garage, or your children s pajamas If you re like most of us, the answer is probably no But you also probably figured that most of these products were safe, and that someone the manufacturers, the government was looking out for you The truth might surprise you.After experiencing a health scare of his own, journalist McKay Jenkins set out to discover the truth about toxic chemicals, our alarming levels of exposure, and our government s utter failure to regulate them effectively What s Gotten into Us reveals how dangerous, and how common, toxins are in the most ordinary things, and in the most familiar of places Our water Thanks to suburban sprawl and agricultural runoff, 97 percent of our nation s rivers and streams are now contaminated with everything from herbicides to pharmaceutical drugs Our bodies High levels of hormone disrupting chemicals from cosmetics, flame retardants from clothing and furniture, even long banned substances like DDT and lead, are consistently showing up in human blood samples Our homes Many toxins lurk beneath our sinks and in our basements, of course, but did you know that they re also found in wall to wall carpeting, plywood, and fabric softeners Our yards Pesticides, fungicides, even common fertilizers there are enormous, unseen costs to our national obsession with green, weed free lawns What s Gotten Into Us is much than a wake up call It offers numerous practical ways for us to regain some control over our lives, to make our own personal worlds a little less toxic Inside, you ll find ideas to help you make informed decisions about the products you buy, and to disentangle yourself from unhealthy products you don t need so that you and your family can start living healthier lives now, and in the years to come Because, as this book shows, what you don t know can hurt you.

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